DFID periodically engages temporary staff, both administrative and professional, through employment agencies. Only some information on agency hourly rates is held centrally—for those agencies who supply DFID regularly. The average hourly rate for these agencies, who supply mainly junior administrative grades, is as follows:
£7.30 Glasgow, Margaret Hodge Recruitment Agency
£7.46 Glasgow, TempTeam
£8.75 Glasgow, Margaret Hodge Recruitment Agency
£10.98 London, Josephine Sammonds
Information on average hourly rates for the years before 2005-06 is not readily available.
Other agencies are used on an ad hoc basis but information about these agencies is not held centrally and could be secured only at disproportionate cost.
DFID will be joining an existing framework arrangement, set up by the Prison Service, this year and once this comes into force information will be more readily available.